North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, February 08, 1865, Image 1

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• Newton Centre, Luzerne County Pa.
1> H. .T. C- It KC' K Kit .
Would respectfully-r.nouiice to the citizensof Wy
xning, that he has Licatod at luiikhannock where
he will prom;,tiy attend to all calls iu the bne of
bis profession.
Will be found at home on Saturdays of
each week
\J Xunkh'inaoyk, Pi. Oilioe in Stark's Brick
lock, Ttoga street.
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lice in .Murk's lirick Block, Tioga St., Tunk
annoclr, Pa.
oiir Bufiilec I)ouse,
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The undersigned having bitoly purchased the
" BT.'EHLEIf HOUSE " property, has already com
menced such alterations and improvements as will
render this old and popular Hrtuce equal, if not supe
rior, to any Hotel in the City of Harrisburg.
A continuance of the public patronage is refpect
fully solicited.
tuxkj:a\m>cx, Wyoming to., pa.
"s^Hl© Cit.iblL hment has recently been refitted an
L furnished in the latest style. Every attention
will be giv*M i lii - comfort and convenience of those
rjo patronize t ie JL
T. 13. WALL, Owner and Proprietor :
Tunkhannosk, September 11, 1361.
HAVING resumed the proprietorship of the above
Hotel, the undersigned will spare no effort to
tender the house an agreeable place of sojourn for
all who may favor it with their custom.
June,' 3rd, 1863
[Late ot the Bl>riAi\Arti> llocse, Elmira, N. Y.
The MEANS HOTEL,, i- ono of the LARGEST
end BEST ARR ANGED Houses in the country—lt
is fitted up in the most modern and improved style,
and no pains are spared to make it a pleasant and
agreeable stopping-place for ail,
v 3, n2l, ly.
4 % <s> •
-tJir <■ vtaV'N
fs T OILMAN, has permanently located in Tunk
i\x hannock Borough, ar.d respectfully tenders his
professional services to the citizens of this place and
urrounding country.
Office over Tutton's Law Office, near the Pos
Dec. 11,1861.
In order to faciliate the prompt ad
ttsmmnt of Bounty, arrears of pay, Pensions and
other Claims, due sosdiers and other persons from
tike Government a" the United States. The under
g-wei has uiodo arrangements with the above firm
house experience and close proximity to, and daily
n ereourae wita the department; as well as the ear
reknow edge, acquired by them! pt the decisions
yquen J made, enables thorn to prosecute
taircs more efficiently than Attorney, at a distance,
jnp -a bly da All parsons ontitlel to claims ofthe
.I. it r P > thom F jro Pcrly attended
•Uobbyling on mo and entrusting them to my care
Tnnlliatß#ek,Pa 4 Collin.,
"Oh ! Nellie, Nellie ! Oh Nellie !"
A tiny pair of white hands were raised
deprecating ly, and a pair of large, violet
eyes sought her face, bearing in their depths
an expression of entreaty beautiful to behold;
but the proud face of Nellie Raymond turn
ed awajq perhaps to shut out that beautiful
vision, and a low, trilling laugh, ran over her
red lips.
"Oh Nellie how can you be so heartless ?
llow can you lead a man on to believe that
you love him, and then, when his heart is
yours, with all its great fount of taanly love
and tenderness laugh in his face, and bid
hiin go trorn your presence—hopeless and
despairing. I tell you Nellie Raymond you
will some day have to account for the mise
cry you have wrought."
'•Do you think so ?" said Nellie,' lightlv,
"Ah ! well."
' Jiut it will not be well," said Alice May.
"\uu will see it in a different light some
day. 1 could not close my eyes one hour
in peaceful slumber were my life so weighed
down with such evil deeds as yours."
''Evil deeds ! Really, Vlice,you are harsh
exclaimed Nellie, a flush of momentary mor
tification and anger overspreading her white
"Dear Nellie,', said her friend, "what is
the use of calling things by other than their
right names ? If I seem severe, I only tell
you the truth and you know that Ihave been,
your best friend—candid and frank."
"\\ ell Allie, yon might have a little more
regard for one's feelings." said Nellie.
"Have you any regard for the feelings of
other, Nellie ?" asked Alice. "There is a
god book in which a sublime teacher said,
"Do unto others as you would have them do
unto you." Now, how far do you carry out
this rule ?"
"Oh ! Alice spare me for (ily's sake—cbu't
preach to me now," said Nellie, "I'm not in
a if."
But Alice May was relentless.
"Y'U did not spare poor George Morton,
wlioin you so cruelly deceived," she contin
ued, "and then drove him from you with
depirinhis heart, and the turden of a
hopeless life. The green sod of an Italian
vale c vers the heart ol o: o who loved ycu
but 100 wildly, and whose reward, after
months of weary wandering, and a hopeless
P'.ning life, which soon sank beneath its
weight of sorrow, in an exile's grave. Then
there is another, a widow's only son who
frets his life away in a madhouse ; yes, a
madhouse, Nellie, to which your cruelty con
signed him. Oh ! Nellie Raymond, better
a thousand times despoil your face of its dan
gerous beauty than bear the load of sin it
brings upon you for it is feeiful "
A slight quiver in the erect frame of the
beautiful girl was tho sole response.
"Poor Walter May field !" continued Alice
sadly ; "sometimes I pass the window of the
cell in which he is confined, and catch a
glimpse of his haggard face and he always
smiles lika a pleased child when he sees me.
Then I contrast hun now with what he once
was, and weep In spite of myself over the
wreck of a strong noble life. He used to be
pleasant and gay always, but stroDg and self
riant when anything occurred to call forth
energy or action. Oh ! he was a noble,
handsome man ; but now he is a feeble help
less maniac. Poor fellow !" *
Nellie's face wore an expression of mingled
grief, defiance and mortification ; but she re
mained silent for a few moments, watching
the t?ars as they rolled slowly over Alice
May's cheeks.
"Aud my. own dear, only brothej will be
your next victim," said Alice, after a pause,
lotking up sadly and mournfully.
' Oh ! Nellie, he is all I have—l am alone
in the world with him only to lovo me !
Spare him to me for the love of mercy !"
Nellie rose with a hotly flushed cheek and
flashing eye.
"Atlie, how can you talk thus?" she ex
claimed. "But I tell you Alice May, if art
and beauty can bring your proud oold broth
er to the feet of a woman, he shall come to
mine. lie shall lcve me."
''And if he does, and you turn him from
you, you will kill him,' said Alice. "Once un
bend his proud nature, and unlock the founts
of tenderness in his heart, and then cast
him from you, and see the consequences.—
Oh ! Nellie Raymond, there is sufficient on
your soul already. Spare yourself' if you
spare no other.
ihe last words were unheeded, for Nellie
had swept from the room, and little Alice
May bowed her head upon {the sofa cushion
and sobbed piteously. She had warned her
brother repeatedly,'.but he seemed heedless
and with an aching heart the gentle little
sister looked forth to a hopeless, desolate
life for him who had ever been her all on
Several weeks passed away, and little Al
ice May stood before the altar. The man
she had chosen was noble, true and good, and
for her feet a bright path lay before her
but there was another to whom her eyes
wandered uneasily round the gay butterfly
form of the proud syren, Nellto Raymond
whose dark eyes flashed with triumph as tha
proud man bent his handsome, stately head
with such devotion.
Alice's sweet lips quivered when s'n saw
her brother bend down and whisper in Nel
lie's ear and heard the request that she
would walk with him on the lawn; and the
two wandered off.
The moon shone brightly, and Edward
May, drawing Nellie Raymond's arm within
his own, walked slowly down the broad gray
el walk, his face upturned towards the stars
and a smile of inexpressible happiness wreath
ing his sweet mouth.
"Nellie," said Edward, and lie spoke very
low and softly ; "Nellie, I am very happy to
night—perhaps happier than I had ever ho
ped to be, and I want, some one to sympa
thise with me in it. Alliehas another now
to occupy her attention. May I tell it to
you ?"
"Yes," softly. "None can
share your happiness and sympathize with
you more freely.than I. Tell me all."
For a moment he was silent, stretching
out his hand to draw her down upon a seat
beside him. After a while he spoke, half
dreamily and very gently.
£i)'T once believed," said ho, "that I could
never find a woman that I ecu Id love fully
and truly—with such a love as I must cher
ish for the woman I would call my wife;
but I have found her Nellie (why do you
tremble so 1) a sweet, pure faced little thing,
fresh and fragrant as a budding rose, gentle
as the summer breezes and glad as the lark
whose song she trills the whole day long,—
T ?11 me that you rejoice in my happiness
Nellie tell me that you will love my little
wife that is to be sweet Lilly Walton."
Nellie's lips were rigid and ashen and she
rose up quivering liha an aspen.
"O ! 1 a;n ill," she gasped. "Take me in
to the house."
Edward May rose hastily, and supported
her with his arm, but she nearly repulsed
him as he planted her firmly on the gravel.
She had learned to love the tuan with all the
hidden passion and fire of her strong nature ;
and he told her he had won another, and
that other was only a poor but beautiful gov
erness in a rich man's family. Oh ! it was
too much! lie knew Nellie Raymond's
weakness, and had ptinisheu her most fear
fully, though he believed in his heart that
she was incapable of deep feeling.
Alice went to Nellie in answer to her
brothers summons ; and. when every one
was gone from the room, she held cut her
arms to Alice and stricken with an anguishs
ed moan—
tl Oh ! Alice, I gave him my whole heart
and he loves another !"
Then she sank down pale and lifeless, and
and it was many weeks ere Nellie Raymond
woke to life and constiousness. Then
she was a changed, repentant woman ; but
it was hard to feel the ooft touch cf a little
haud, and see the light form of Edward's
wife bending so pityingly. Oh ! the pun
ishment of her evil deeds had come, and it
was heavy and hitter.
Nellie Raymond is Nellie Raymond still,
but she has grown into a calm, dignified but
lovely woman.
She can sympathize with the suffering,
because she has suffered, and strives, by teu
derness and love to others, to atone for the
misery she wrought while yet in the hey
day of her pride and selfish love for admira
' tiou,
The laws of fashion are inexorable as the
laws of Moses. An exchange 'gives the fol
lowing views of the matter :
Fashion kills more women than toil and
sorrow. Obedience to Fashion is a trans
gression to the laws of woman's nature, and
greater injury to her physical and mental
constitution than the hardships of poverty
and neglect. The slave woman will live and
grow old, and see two or three generations
of her mistress fade and pass away. The
kitchen maid is hearty and strong, when her
lady has to be nursed like a sicK baby. It is
a melancholly truth that' pampered women
are almost worthless fir all the general ends
human of life. They have but little force of
human character: they have still less of
moral will, and quite as little physical energy
they live for no great purpose through life ;
they accomplish no worthy ones. They dress
nobody ; they feed nobody ; they instruct no
body : they bless nobody, and they save no
body. They write no books; they set no
rich example of virtue and woman life. If
they rear children, servants and nurses do
all save to conceive and giye them birth ; and
when reared what are they 1 What do they
ever amount to, but weaker scions of the
stock ? Who eyer heard of a fashionable
woman's child exhibiting any virtue of pow
er of mind for which it became eminent ?
Read the biographies of our great and good
men and women. Not one of them had a
fashionable mother. They nearly all sprung
from strong minded momen, who had about
as much to do with fashion as the changing
A down east editor declares that modesty
is • quality that highly adorns a woman, but
ruins a man.
I never undertook but once, said Tim to
set at naught the authority cf my wife
You know her way—coo!, quiet but deter
mined as ever grew. Just after we were
married, and all was nice and cosy she got mo
into the habit of doing the churning. She
finished breakfast rather before before me
one morning and slipping away from the ta
ble, she filled the churn with cream,
and set it down where I couldn't
help seeing what was wanted. So
I took hold readily enough and churned tilt
the butter came. She didn't thank me but
looked so nice and sweet about it that I felt
well paid.
Well, when the next churning day came
along she did the same thing, and I followed
suit, and fetched the butter. Again and
again it was done just so. and I was regularly
set for it every time. Not a word said, you
know of course. Well, by and by this began
to be rather irksome ; I wanted her just to
ask me, but she never did, and I wouldu't
say anything about it to save my life. So on
we went. At last I made a resolve that I
would not churn another lime until she ask
ed me. Churning day came, and when my
breakfast—she always got nice breakfasts—
when that was swallowed, there stood the
churn. I got up and standing for a few min
utes just to her a chance, I put on my
hat and walked out of doors. I stopped in
the yard to give her time to call me, but nev
er a word caidshe, and so with a palpitating
heart I moved on- I went down town, and
my foot was as restless as Noah's dove, 1
felt as if I had done a wrong. [ did not know
but there was an indescribable sensation of
guilt r- sting on me all the forenoon.
ft seemed as if dinner time would never
come, and as for going home one minute he
fore dinner, I would as soon cut my cars oil.
So I went fretting and moping around town
till dinner hour came. Home I went, feeling
very much as a criminal must when the jury
is out. having in their hands his destiny—. life
or death. I could not make up my mind
exactly how she would meet me, but some
kmd of storm I expected. Will you believe
it—she even greeted me with a smile sever
had a better dinner for me than 0:1 that day •
but there stood the churn where I left it.—
Nut a word was said ; I felt confoundedly
cut, and every mouthful of that dinner felt
as if it would choke me. She didn't pay any
regard to it, however, butjweni on just exacl-
ly if nothing had happened. Before din
ner was over, I had rgair. resolved, and chov
iug,back my chair,nl marched to the churn
and went at it, just in the o! J waj-. Splash,
d : p, rattle—l kept it up. As if in spite, the
butter was never so longpn coming, I supges
ed the cream standing so long had got warm
and .so I redor.bled ray efforts.
Obstinate matter, the aiternoon wore away
while I was churning. I paused at last from
real exertion, when she spoke for the first
time. "Come, Tom, my dear, you have rat
tled that buttcrmiik long enough if it is
for fun you are going it." I knew how it
was in a flash. • She had brought the butter
in the fore noon and had left the buttermilk
in for me to exercise with. I never set up
for myself in household matters after that.
A Poc ileal Marriage.
In the Elmyra Democrat of this week we
find the following marriage notice:
November sth. 1864, "poetically, " by Rev
A. T. DeJamater. Will B. Durane, of Henri
etta, Ohio, and Miss Hannah Breckinridge, of
Rawsonville, Ohio. No cards.
What is a "poetical marriage?" It is
sometimes said that, there is more ' truth than
poetry" in certain matters; we hope that the
converse of this is not intended in the mar
riage notice, and that no insinuation is inten
ded againt the truthfulness of the parties in
taking the wedding vovrs. But perhaps the
parson was a rhymer, aud the happy pair
were married in " short metre" after the
following fashion:
This woman wilt thou have,
And cherish her for life;
Wilt luve and comfort her,
And seek no other wife ?
This woman I will tako,
That stands beside me now ;
I'll find her board and clothes,
And have no other frow.
And for your husband will
You take this nice young man;
Obey his lightest wish
And love him all you can ?
I'll love him all I can,
Obey him all I choose ;
If when I ask for funds
lie never does refuse.
Then you are man and wife,
And happy may you be ;
As many be your years
As dollars in my fee.
The cavalry horse is quite as familiar with
the long list of various trumpet signals, as
the lider himself; he stops instantly when
the signal for halting is sounded ; passes from
a walk to a trot, to a gallop, without requir
ing any reminder from spur or rein. If his
rider fall in battle, or loose his stirrups, he
stops a moment, and waits for him : if be re
mains lying on the ground, he stoops his
head, smells at him, and when he ascertains
there is no hope of his remounting, makes
his way back to his troop, wedges himself in
his place in the ranks, and shares afterwards
in the movements of the rest. Music has an
amazing influence over him. If an air be
suddenly struck up, you will see the worn
out and mortally tited horse raise his sick
head, prick up his ears, become animated
and moved briskly forward to tho front.
During a halt, or when quartered for the
night, the cavalry division stretched on the
ground, lies sleeping confusedly, a jumbled
mass which it would be impossible to disen
tangle ; man and horse side by side, the rid
er using his horse as a pillow, or rolling him
self from tho cold, the faithful creature sel
dom changing the position it has once taken.
If it does so, it is with the greatest preauiion;
first it moves its head aud legs, endeavoring
gently to free itself; then it raises or turns
itself very slowly and carefully, so as not to
trample upon, or disturb those who surround
it. If the halt takes place where the ground
is wet or frozen, the rider will gladly force
his horse to one side after it has lain down
awhile, which by that time is warm, if uot
The most affectionate relationship exists
between man and horse, as the result of their
thus living together. The animal seems to
understand everything connected with his
rider ; lie knows his master's step, his pecul
iar ways ; knows how to seek him out from
among others ; is a faithful, disinterested
companion and friend to him, and ha 9 this
advantage over many other good comrades
that he docs not glow weary even of suffer
ing for him.
A gentleman, taking an apartment,
said to the landlady. "I assure you. madam,
I never left a lodging but my landlady shed
tears. ' She answered, <: I hope it was not, Sir,
because you went away without paying."
fil.S" AH Irish auctioneer, puffing up a
pair of jet ear rings to a very respectable
company of ladies, said that they were "just
the sort of article he himself would purchase
for Ins wife were she a widow."
£ idr* Postmasters are obliged to receive
all I reasury notes for stamps and postage, if
clearly genuine, no matter how torn or defac
ed they may be, provided ono twentieth part
thereof be not missing—and fractional curren
cy, if not ono tenth part be missing. Such
notes and currency received as are unfit for
reissue should be kept separate and distinct
and returned, as occasion requires, to the
Treasurer of the United States, Washington,
in/urns of not less than !$3, to be exchanged
for new.
YOUR FARE, MISS—A young lady from the
rural districts lately entered a city railroad
car. Pretty soon the conductor approached
her and said :
'•Your fare, Miss."
She blushed and lookod confused, but said
nothing. The condnctor was rather aston
ished at this, but ventuced to remark once
"Your fare, Miss.,'
This time the pink on her cheeks deepened
to carnation, as the rustic beauty replied :
"Well, if lam good lookin, you hadn't
ought-tor say it out loud afore folks."
The passenger s in the car roared with
laughter, and her lover at once settled the
tician is often found skulkihg under the cleri
cal robe, with an outside all religion, and an
inside all political rancor. Things spiritual
and things temporal are strangely jumbled
together, like poisons and antidotes on an
apothecary's shelf; and instead of a devout
sermon, the simple church going people have
often a political pamphlet thrust down their
throats labelled with a pious text from scrip
UNRAVELLING—A man coining homo late
one night, a little more than "half seas over"
feeling thirsty, procured a glass of water and
drank it. In doing so he swallowed a ball of
silk that lay 111 the bottom of a tumbler, the
end catching iu his teeth. Feeling something
in his mouth and not knowing what it was,
he began pulling at the end, and the little
ball unrolling, be soon had several feet in his
hands, and .still no end, apparently. Terri
fied, he shouted at the top of his voice, "Wife
wife ! I say, wile, come down here ! lam
all unravelling.
The great trial of Opdyke, late Republican
Mayor of Now York, against Thurlow Weed
for libel, was concluded last week—Weed
virtually gaining the suit, though the jury
were unable to agree, and were discharged,
tho majority being for acquittal and the mi
nority willing to compromise on six cents
SINGULAR FACTS. —The human eye always
attempts to supply the complement of color
Thus, if the eye re3ts for any time on any,
one color, say green—which is composed of
blue and yellow—on shutting the eyes a
faint repetition ef the object will be seen in
red which is the third of the primary colors
and complimentary to the other two.
The laws of accousties are hitherto but
little known, but it would seem that a simi
lar effect is produced, two notes of the major
triad when struck calling forth £a faint im
pression on the ear of other notes being sup*
plied. It is a cnriou3 fact, and one which
quite upholds this law, that on striking any
chord on the piano-forte, all the strings of
the same chord throughout thu instrument
which are in unison with the notes struck,>
are in vibration,while the other note* are not
agitated. This cau be ocularly demonstrat
ed by placing on these strings little saddles
of paper, which will be seen to vibrate vio
lently, while wheD placed on other strings
which are foreign to the card they rest uudis*
\\ HER £ ARE You GOING ?—An anecdote'
is told of Finney ''the revivalist." and a cana
ler, to the following effect :
lie was "holding forth" in Rochester, and
in walking along the canal one day came
across a boatman who was swearing furiously
Marching up,he confronted him and abruptly
"Sir, do you know where you are going"
I he unsuspecting man innocently replied that
he was going up the canal on the boat "John--
ny Sands."
"No sir, you are not," continued Finney p
! '-you are going to hell faster than a canal
boat can convey you."
j. lie boatman looked at him in astonish*
ment for ain mute, and then returned the
Sir, do you know where youuii-e going ?"
"I expect to go to heaven."
"No, sir, you are going into the canal V'
And. suiting the action to the word, he
took Finney into h's amis and tossed him in
to the murky waters, where he would have
drowned had not the boatman relented and
fished him out.
—■ ■ >
If you would have your cattle come
out well in the spring, see that they are well
housed in tho winter.
Blessed is the woman whoso hus
band has a wooden leg, as she will have but
one stocking ao knit.
GOOD COUNSEL.—Owe nothing to your ad*
vancement save your own unassisted exertion#
if you would retain what you acquire.
A Washington special to the Times
says ' The removal of Butfer developed
surprisingly small amount of feeling."
S-tdT" One who Is half man, half dog, will
how to the rich and bow-wow to the poor.
£5gT A Wise man will speak well of his
neighbor, love his wife and take tho North
Branch Democrat , and pay for it in advance.
A Young spark, suffering from a too
strong sensation of the more tender feeling,
defines his complaint as an attack of UusiL
S* A poet who was engaged in exam
ining the various „water falls" that adorns
tho heads of the ladies has perpetrated tho
following :
Such curls as those yew sister wears,
How many maids have prayed for •
Now candidly are they her own ?" '
"Oh, yes, they're hers— and paid for,"
youth asked us for information in regard to
the process of healing the back-bone of the
Confederacy, used by the rebels. We of
course declined answering and referred hina
to some practical surgeon.
SHST The Commissioners of Public Buil
dings reports :
©no entire Curtain was stolen from
one of the East Room Windows. The gilded
shields were wrenched off and stolen, also
the cords and tassels.
Many other articles are also habitually
stolen ; indeed, stealing from the White
House has become BO common that watch b#t
to he kept. Queer visitors.
THE KEY TO RICHMOND There is a very
general inquiry as to whaj Butler has done
with the "Key to Richmond."
JCtSE" Siuce the great robberies at the
navy yard in Philadelphia, it is suggested
that the name spelled Knavy
THAT IS SO. —Some music teacher once
wrote that tho "art of playing on the violin
requires the nicest perception end tho moat
sensibility of any art in the known world."—
Upon which an editor comments in the fol
lowing mauner: "The art of publishing a
newspaper and making it pay, and at the
same time have it please everybody, beat I
fiddling higher than a kite,"
VOL. 4 NO. 26